Establishment Mersey Vale Primary School

URN: 106059

Community school

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Valley Road, Heaton Mersey, Stockport, Cheshire, SK4 2BZ
Local authority
Stockport (356)
Headteacher / Principal
Ms Catherine Whitehead
Phase of education
School type
Community school
Gender of entry
URN: 106059, DfE number: 356/2058
UKPRN: 10078997
Establishment status
Admissions policy
Not applicable
Ofsted rating
Outstanding (Last inspection: 19 January 2010)
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Religious character
Does not apply
Not applicable
No boarders
Nursery provision
Has Nursery Classes
Official sixth form
Does not have a sixth form
Number of pupils
Open date
Not recorded
Reason establishment opened
Not applicable
Closed date
Not recorded
Reason establishment closed
Not applicable
Special classes
No Special Classes
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Date last changed / confirmed
11 November 2021
Type of SEN provision
Type of resourced provision
Not recorded
Resourced provision number on roll
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Special Educational Needs (SEN) unit number on roll
Special Educational Needs (SEN) unit capacity
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Chair of governors

Chair of governors
Name Appointed by From To
William Goundry Appointed by GB/board 1 September 2014 31 August 2022


Name Appointed by From To
Kathryn Downey Appointed by GB/board 11 October 2021 10 October 2025
Lynsey Claire Hodgson Elected by parents 20 September 2021 20 September 2025
Mary Jennings-Aziz Elected by school staff 6 September 2016 27 September 2024
Adel Nasser Nominated by other body and appointed by GB 2 March 2020 1 March 2024
Sophie Ingle-Raja Elected by parents 10 November 2019 9 November 2023
Shane Farrell Appointed by GB/board 12 July 2015 12 July 2023
Tom McGee Nominated by LA and appointed by GB 26 March 2007 31 March 2023
Angela O'Brien Elected by parents 14 February 2019 13 February 2023
Mehvosh Akhtar Elected by parents 14 February 2019 13 February 2023
Catherine Anne Whitehead Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 12 April 2021 Not recorded

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Tim Gough Governor Elected by parents 20 September 2018 3 September 2021
Angela Harrington Governor Appointed by GB/board 13 July 2015 31 July 2021
Jayne Mullane Governor Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 8 November 2004 11 April 2021
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Regional schools commissioner (RSC) region
Lancashire and West Yorkshire
Government office region (GOR)
North West
Heatons South
Parliamentary constituency
Urban/rural description
(England/Wales) Urban major conurbation
Government Statistical Service (GSS) local authority code
Middle super output area (MSOA)
Stockport 013
Lower super output area (LSOA)
Stockport 013D
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School capacity

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Free school meals

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